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Producer Neal Moritz Remaking 'Starship Troopers' For Some Reason

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 2, 2011 at 11:01AM

Producer Neal Moritz Remaking 'Starship Troopers' For Some Reason
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Starship Troopers
Neil Moritz, the man behind brainless action movies like the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, "xXx," "Stealth," "S.W.A.T." and lame rom-coms like "The Bounty Hunter" and "Made Of Honor" wouldn't know an original idea if it hit him in the face. But he does know franchises and adaptations, and the man who has also put his powers behind "I Am Legend," "The Green Hornet" and next year's "21 Jump Street" and "Jack The Giant Killer" has found something else that needs "improving."

Vulture reports that Moritz has tasked "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" writers Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to write a new version of Paul Verhoeven's cult classic "Starship Troopers." Not much else is known about the reboot but the big question is: why? While the original film barely broke even at the box office, it became a phenom on DVD, earning a legion of fans, while sparking two (awful) sequels. But moreover, the film was imbued with a deep satirical and political edge (it's not every day your average sci-fi references "Triumph Of The Will" and "Why We Fight"), something that you can pretty much guarantee will be dumped from whatever Moritz is planning to do with it. We're sure some spin will arrive about how it will be truer to Robert A. Heinlein's novel, which served as the source material, but there already is an adaptation of "Starship Troopers" out there guys. And it rules.

But Verhoeven's movie came out way back in 1997 which is practically Ye Olden Tymes by Hollywood standards, so whatever right? Another bad idea and remake/reboot from Hollywood -- and these guys keep wondering why the box office keeps dropping...

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